Logoterapijsko sagledavanje autonomije palijativnog bolesnika

  • Dubravka Šimunović ZDRAVSTVENO VELEUČILIŠTE
  • Vedrana Nucak Vida.com

Abstract

https://doi.org/10.21860/j.9.1.3

In Croatia and other transition countries, care for a palliative patient is undergoing changes. Recently there is a growing multidisciplinary approach that aims at raising the quality of palliative care patient to a higher level. The physician-patient’s paternal relationship now assumes a model based on patient’s autonomy. Logotherapy within the autonomy model finds a significant place and importance. Everyone has the right to choose, autonomy to look at and find answers to why and how to accept personal suffering during the illness. Perceiving patients through the dimension of spirituality means recognizing their inner values with the inevitable respect for their beliefs regardless the current state or ultimate outcome of chronic, severe and incurable disease.

Keywords: palliative care patient, model of the patient’s autonomy, logotherapy, spirituality

Published
2018-07-07